Be The Person You Needed When You Were Younger

Something cool happened yesterday. I was poking around Reddit, as I do, when I came across a post with this inspiring image. 

And so I shared it on Facebook asking who the man was in the photo. My smart friends chimed in and we were able to conclude it is Brad Montague from Montague Workshop (who created Kid President). Thank yous are due to Karen Ward and Jessica Ennis.

Thanks also to Rebecca Potter Bailey who noted that the quote was popular on Pinterest. And thanks to Adele McAlear who dug deeper to find the quote originates from Ayesha Siddiqi.

"Be the person you needed when you were younger."

But something else happened as a result of these few minutes on Facebook. The quote touched other people too. Chris Moody from Twitter mentioned he was going to hire Montague to speak. Kevin Tucker mentioned how much he loves the positivity that Brad is putting out there. And this...

In fact, it was Michael Dougherty who shared a video. And it was the video that left me feeling even more inspired and positive. So here it is. 

Thank you to my friends for sharing their smarts. Thank you to Ayesha Siddiqi for the powerful quote, and to Brad Montague for using it in his presentation and for putting this video together. 

Now I'm off to live my Space Jam... all from sharing a photo from Reddit on Facebook. You see, social networking can still be fun with friends and great content.